J Hazard Mater 2021 May 11;417:126006. Epub 2021 May 11.
School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Control and Remediation Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510006, China; Environmental Microbiomics Research Center, Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Zhuhai), Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510006, China. Electronic address:
In drinking water systems, waterborne pathogens constitute a significant threat. While most studies focus on a single infectious agent, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protists, the effect of interactions among these infectious agents on disinfection treatment has largely been ignored. In this study, we find that dormant amoeba spores, a frequently found protist in drinking water systems, can protect their intracellular bacteria from drinking water disinfection. Read More